WAUWATOSA, WI -- Bostik, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, introduced its new branding program at Surfaces 2014, debuting the "Bostik Gecko" to North America. The rationale behind that new image was simple: a gecko can securely bond to any surface, at any angle, even when hanging upside down. A large, upside-down hanging gecko at last year's exhibit was a major draw at the exposition. Post-show, the question then came up, "What will Bostik do for an encore at its Surfaces exhibit next year?"

Indeed, there will be an encore.

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, at Booth #3239, Bostik will be unveiling an 8- x 4-inch glass tile mural of its gecko designed by Harri Aalto of Creative Edge, the world-leading company which introduced waterjet design and fabrication to the architectural and design community 25 years ago. This one-of-a-kind creation produced with individually waterjet-cut pieces of natural stone and glass from Maniscalco's "Aussie Dream Glass" Collection, both of which will be grouted with Bostik's Dimension® RapidCure™, the urethane-based grouting material containing 60% recycled glass content. Jim Belilove, President and Founder of Creative Edge, will make a short presentation, describing how this exclusive mural was produced and adding updates on today's waterjet expanded capabilities.

Right afterwards at 11:20 a.m., a section of Bostik's exhibit floor will be unveiled, showcasing another one-of-a-kind creation. This will be a totally handmade masterpiece by wood flooring artist Tom Ourada, winner of the 2014 NWFA "Floor of the Year" competition. This creation, with every single piece individually designed and then hand-cut by the artist, will be installed using all Bostik materials, as well. A short presentation will be made after this unveiling, as well.

"Bostik products have become the installation materials of choice for one-of-a-kind surface design projects," said Chris Eichman, Bostik's Marketing Communications Manager, Consumer & Construction Business Unit. "More and more dealers, distributors, contractors and architects are getting involved with projects calling for unique design work. All of this can be made possible by using high-performance, extremely durable, easy-to-install and simple to maintain Bostik products."